If it's about tens, October 2020 is a decade away, beyond the mental time-span of most politicians who can only think as far as the next election. Ten months or ten minutes means something to a politician; ten years leaves a look of blank confusion on their faces. Yet without looking at where we as a nation want to be in the years ahead, government will become, as it was for thirteen years under Labour, a long series of little bunny jumps of incoherent and reactive measures, a legislative programme driven by the need to bribe and cozen the cohort de jour. So what, if I had the choice, would I leave a future Britain by 2020?
A sovereign and independent Parliament - A Parliament supreme, not subject to Europe and not subservient to government, in which independent MPs put country and constituency first and always
An equitable and responsible society - the clear and unambiguous reward of merit and the end of unearned and undeserved preference together with a shared duty to care for and to succour the deserving poor, the incapable and the sick
A moral nation - the wealthy and privileged as well as the wretched underclass have rotted the moral foundation on which good society must be based; greed, sloth and lust are not 'lifestyle choices', envy and materialism pit man against man. A virtuous people and the open recognition of the fundamental Christian values at the centre of our lives and our nation.
Honour for the Little Platoons - honouring the horizontal ties of family, locality and community and the re-empowering their local institutions at the level of the parish and the ward and the petty sessional division as having prime and independent authority and jurisdiction
The primacy of national interest - the recognition that a healthy, strong and congruent nation acting on the international stage primarily in its own interest also benefits every other nation; a nation with a bite, that can defend itself and the sea lanes so vital for our very existence
Freedom - Britons can once again become the most free nation on the earth; free from persecution, coercion, injustice and the oppression of the evil that is socialism and free to speak, communicate, gather and make decisions ourselves with strong and independent recourse against the power of the State
Cultural congruity - into the dustbin with the apartheid of multiculturalism - there is no room in Britain for 'separate development'. We are one nation, a glorious hodge-podge mongrel mix, a great pudding of a people but one that must share a common and Christian culture that has integrated, absorbed and adopted much that is good and true from elsewhere
If we can even step now onto the right path to achieve the above, I shall rest content in my grave.